Wider U.S. Military Presence In The Philippines

The increase of a U.S. military presence in the Philippines…

The increase of a U.S. military presence in the Philippines will aid the country detect, and deter territorial intrusions in the South China Sea through information sharing, but American troops will remain absent from involvement in regular security operations.

The last U.S. military base in the Philippines shut down in 1992. The U.S. and Filipino officials began negotiations in Manila on a defense agreement that would allow larger numbers of U.S. troops to have temporary access to Philippine military camps and bring in aircraft, ships and other security assets into the country.

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